Management Team

Mark Russo

Mark Russo, Founder & Chairman

Mark Russo has been heavily involved in the fine art market for the past 25 years dealing with Fortune 500 CEOs, physicians, celebrities, museums, and thousands of successful and influential collectors. Mr. Russo is an expert in sales communication, business management, and high-quality art. Working high-end trade shows, investment conferences and art exhibitions, Mr. Russo has generated over $100 million in sales of fine art during his career.

Mr. Russo both directs and coordinates the sales effort of TIC and is responsible for sales strategy, recruitment, training, budgeting, and promotions.

Mr. Russo is responsible for the development of the highly successful and innovative sales model that has resulted in the unprecedented growth of the ‘Charitable Division’ at TIC.

Casey Powell

Karl C. “Casey” Powell, CEO & President

Mr. Powell has been the Principal of Eagle II Consulting, LLC since 2000. Most recently, Mr. Powell was President and CEO of Xiotech Corporation. Xiotech, a privately held company, has development facilities in Eden Prairie, MN, Colorado Springs, CO and Hyderabad, India.

Mr. Powell, a founder of Sequent Computer Systems, Inc, was Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, and a director of that company from 1983 until 1999, when, after growing to nearly $1B in annual revenue with 3000 employees
worldwide, the company was merged with IBM.  Mr. Powell served as Sequent’s CEO
since its inception.

From 1974 to 1983, Mr. Powell was employed by Intel Corporation, where his last position was General Manager for Microprocessor Operations.

Mr. Powell served on the National Board of Directors of the American Electronics Association from 1985 to 1986.

Treasure Investments Corporation welcomes Casey to the team with a gracious appreciation for his keen business insights and a proven record of monumental success.

Mike Jahnke

Michael Jahnke, VP Operations

Foundry Michelangelo has tapped H Michael Jahnke for the role of VP Operations.

Mike has extensive experience managing sales, operations and finance functions in a variety of high-tech start-up companies as well as established public companies. Mike was instrumental in helping

Sequent Computer Systems grow its revenue from $140M to a $1B run rate before the company was sold to IBM.

He also took a Las Vegas based gaming company public by getting it listed on the American Stock Exchange in his role as COO/CFO.

Most recently Mike was SVP/GM leading a company’s Sales, Client Services and Professional Services in a $35M Legal Services business.

“I am very excited to join the Team at Foundry Michelangelo. The company has a unique market opportunity by offering unsurpassed limited-edition sculptures and fine art” created by world renowned Lorenzo and Laran Ghiglieri.

Mark Nishi

Mark Nishi, Chief Financial Officer

We are pleased to announce that Mark Nishi has joined Foundry Michelangelo as Chief Financial Officer.

Mark has a BS from California State University and an MBA in Accounting.

Mark has been Controller of a major player in the Electric Power, Oil and Gas Industry where he helped grow revenue by 300% in only two years by providing installation, maintenance and repair of fiber optic network infrastructure for utilities and telecommunications systems.

Mark was also Accounting & Finance Manager of a $500M real estate development company. Most recently, Mark was owner and President of his own Consulting Company with a focus on process improvement and efficiency for small business owners.

Nicole Bereczki – Accounting Manager

Nicole Bereczki joined the Team as Manager of Accounting with years of experience in GAAP compliance, revenue recognition and as a practitioner of various software productivity tools.

Nicole earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and is a Certified Management Accountant. She contributes to the team with her accounting versatility, streamlining experience and positive influence on implementation as we focus on improving our Financial Plans and Controls.

Eric Haas

Eric M. Haas, Director of Client Satisfaction

Mr. Eric Haas has spent his entire career in sales and sales training. Serving as V.P. of sales for Ther-max Corp., a start-up direct sales organization, Mr. Haas recruited and trained the entire organization’s sales force which grew to more than 300 and $100M in annual sales. He has founded and grown to successful acquisition multiple direct sales companies.

Most recently Mr. Haas founded a sales and construction venture in the multi-family real estate market in central Oregon. He developed a client base which includes a large percentage of the multi-family dwellings in that market.

“I am extremely excited to join the team at Foundry Michelangelo. I have been an owner and admirer of the Ghiglieri family artwork for two decades. We are positioned to take the experience of fine art to a much broader audience and a scale never before achieved in the art world.”

Angie Zook

Angie Zook, Director of Charity Services

Ms. Zook is a dynamic figure in the American philanthropy market. Since joining forces with the Ghiglieri family more than ten years ago, Angie has used her polished sales approach to yield amazing results in the charity auction market, catapulting her to a preeminent position.

Ms. Zook will lead Treasure Investments Corporation’s Charity Auction Division.

She has supervised the success of thousands of auctions and has raised millions of dollars for charities of all varieties across the nation. Thanks to her gift for cultivating relationships with leading charity directors, donors and art collectors, Ms. Zook will develop a widening circle of devoted and grateful clients for Treasure Investments Corporation Inc.

Joe Welding

Joe Welding, Shipping Manager

Joe Welding has been working with the Ghiglieri family for over 9 years. Joe, a distinguished Marine veteran, will be a valuable asset to TIC.

Joe is an expert in customer service and has been working with our foundries ensuring high standards in our quality control.

Joe oversees all trade show exhibitions as well as shipping and receiving. He has been instrumental in the growth and success of the company.

Ricky Reed

Ricky Reed, Operations Manager

Ricky Reed has developed his expertise in Management with over a decade of experience in Hospitality Management, obtaining his first General Manager position at the age of 17. Ricky has a great ability to lead, always striving for excellence in operations.

The commitment, integrity, and overall standard for greatness that Ricky brings to TIC will help continue the company’s evolution of fine art along with its other expanding divisions. As an optimization expert, he will elevate the company into a worldwide distributor of fine art while helping the team to maintain a stellar reputation.

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